Srinagar Tourism
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Srinagar Tourism

Srinagar Info

  • State: Jammu & Kashmir
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 1585 m
  • Pincode: 190001
  • District: Srinagar
  • Language: Hindi,Urdu
  • STD code: 0194
  • Weather: Summer 14 to 30°C, Winter -2 to 14°C

Located in the heart of the Kashmir Valley, which is called 'Paradise on Earth', Srinagar’s landscape is interspersed with greenery, lakes and hillocks. The city is spread out along the banks of the Jhelum River and is famous for its surrounding natural beauty and postcard tourist spots. The two parts of the city are connected by nine bridges. The Hari Parbat and the Shankar Acharya hills lie on either side of the city.  

People & Culture of Srinagar

Srinagar has a complex cultural fabric. The many historical constructions and places of worship are long-standing evidences of the historical unity of Srinagar despite the many diverse religious denominations and sects established in the valley since ancient times. 

Srinagar is also the venue for many Kashmiri artists, dancers and singers who perform in the various theatres and art houses of the city. Many troupes of the dervish and the qawwali (that have been influenced by both Sufi and Hindustani musical and artistic traditions of Srinagar) survive to this day and the musicians have their own customised musical instruments.

There are many Hindu temples that are more than 1000 years old as well as age-old mosques that are landmarks of Srinagar. Also, numerous gurudwaras and monasteries can be found in many places throughout the city.

Things to do in Srinagar

UNESCO has recognised some of these famous buildings of the city as heritage sites. Some of the famous temples are Shankaracharya Temple, Martand Sun Temple, Kheer Bhavani Temple, Pandrethan Temple, etc. The Hazratbal Mosque, Dal Lake, Wullar Lake, etc. are some prominent attractions of the destination.

Srinagar is also a place for trekking and hiking. The most popular trekking route from Srinagar is to the sacred Amarnath cave. An excursion can be taken to Pahalgam and the Dachigam National Park. Srinagar holiday packages can be availed to plan a holiday to the destination. 

Another significant attraction of Srinagar is the Tulip Festival, which is organised annually from April 5 to 15 every year. 

Food & Shopping in Srinagar

Rice is a dominant feature of most meals served in Srinagar and the valley is famous for its unique method of cooking by combining meat with vegetables. The food is generally sharp and spicy. 

Tourists can shop for Pashmina shawls and stoles, handmade Kashmiri carpets, wooden crafts and the papier machie products, which are exquisitely crafted and unique to Srinagar. Srinagar is well known for its saffron, which is considered as the royal spice. Tourists can visit the saffron field along the Srinagar – Anantnag Highway, which is at a distance of 13 km from Srinagar to buy Saffron, fresh from the farmers. It might cost around INR 200 per gram.

Travelling to Srinagar

Srinagar is connected by flights to the Srinagar Airport. Indian Airlines provides daily flight service to Srinagar from Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu. The nearest rail station is at Jammu which is almost 300 km away. Bus services are provided by quite a few tour operators from neighbouring regions to reach Srinagar. Tourists can avail private cabs to travel around the city and to nearby places.

The climate of Srinagar is pleasant throughout the year, apart from the winters; with summer temperatures staying within 35° Celsius. The proximate presence of the Hokersar wetland influences the climate of Srinagar and keeps it balanced. The best time to visit Srinagar is from April to June.

Accommodation options in Srinagar

Hotel options in Srinagar range from 5 star hotels, resorts to houseboats, budget hotels, lodges and guesthouses. There is an option for tourists with different budgets. 

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Paritosh Kumar
  • Paritosh Kumar
  • Lives in Patna
  • 2 Reviews

"Excellent visit in off-season" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
Visiting Srinagar in first week of January was not advised by any friend or tourist guide but we insisted for it. The famous gardens give deserted look, hotels were almost empty and dull and lake was having few tourists.

It was time of good bargain as operators were offering good offers. Shopping experience was also nice. Visit of Shankaracharya temple was nice.
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Razz Meena
  • Razz Meena
  • Lives in Delhi
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  • 6 Reviews

"A nice place to visit" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
I had been to Srinagar with my family on 31st December 2014 and had a great time in Srinagar. Weather was awesome, not so cold in day time. We went to Sonmarg and Gulmarg also, no wonder these places are really like heaven, we had a great time. Hope we will be there in summer also to see the greenery and the beauty of Srinagar.
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Dulipkumar Mani
  • Dulipkumar Mani
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review

"Awesome Winter In Jannat E Kashmir"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
A great winter destination for those who is interested in seeing the Snow peak mountains of the Himalayas. The flight from Delhi to Srinagar and back itself is breathtaking with the view of the majestic Himalayas. No photos or words can express the real life experience of seeing the range after range of snow clad mountains reflecting the gorgeous sun rays.

On the day of arrival, we took rest and got used to the climate. Next day we visited Dal lake and had a Shikara ride in the Dal lake. It was a unique experience.

The Kashmiri Kahwa from a special boat house was a drink we have never tasted before. It was so genuine and gave the much needed warmth in the chilling winter of December in the Dal Lake.

The boat ride the views of the boat housed neatly anchored in rows gave us a unique experience and we got a see a simple life of the kashmiris who were going to and fro on their shikaras doing shopping, selling vegetables, fruits and flowers.

Next day, we sent to Gulmarg about 60 Kms drive from our Guest house. We took on hire the much needed snow boots and other attire to play in the snow. Each pair cost us Rs. 600 each.

We took a Gondola ride to the first stage since the second stage was not operating at the time we went. In the later part of the day the Gondola ride to the second part was also started but for us it was too late to venture.

The distance from the car park to Gondola is breathtaking but the pony wallahs do not allow you to enjoy the walk. They trouble you calling you for a pony ride. The charges for pony ride is highly negotiable.
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Dev Khalsa
  • Dev Khalsa
  • Lives in Srinagar
  • 1 Review

"Very beautiful"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A good place to visit, the crown of India really very beautiful and awesome weather. Even in winters you go to have adventurous sports like skiing etc. The Gondola ride( cable car) in Gulmarg was fascinating. I personally believe one must spend their holidays in kashmir.
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Aditya agrawal
  • Aditya agrawal
  • Lives in Indore
  • 1 Review

"An unbelievable experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its a soul of place or it may be called as the heaven of the India. When I visited this place in the last year all my dreams came to true. I mainly visited the gulmohur. The sceneries and the location between the ice is unbelievable. I am not able to manage the time because such a single thing inspire me towards it. And at last when I will got the second opportunity I will definitely visit this place again in my life.
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Keshav Govekar
  • Keshav Govekar
  • Lives in Kolhapur
  • 1 Review

"Heaven on the earth"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Srinagar is a famous city for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. We visited all these places and enjoyed the place. Dal Lake experience was too good. City is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts, dry fruits and kesar. We buy these items for us and for giving gifts to friends and relatives. We have to taste the famous local dish "Kashmiri Pulao". Go & Enjoy.
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Gairik Mukherjee
  • Gairik Mukherjee
  • Lives in Serampore
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  • 8 Reviews

"Srinagar - A heaven on earth"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The stay was pleasing. We had good experiences in the lake and a royal experience in the houseboats. We visited the Mughal Gardens as well as did a lot of shopping there. The apple orchards were wonderful. The weather is really nice. Overall, the stay was very enjoyable.
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Pankaj Malhotra
  • Pankaj Malhotra
  • Lives in Jalandhar
  • 1 Review

"Very enjoyable place for family holidays"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Good weather, awesome parks, Dull Lake for boating, shopping in lake enjoyed boating. Kids enjoyed in park and boating. I loved their tea named Kawa. But there is one problem of food for vegetarians. Very enjoyable place for family holidays. Enjoyable weather in Srinagar.
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Swarnava Das
  • Swarnava Das
  • Lives in Howrah
  • 1 Review

"One of the best cities of the state Jammu & Kashmir"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is undoubtedly one of the best cities of the state Jammu and Kashmir. The Dal Lake, the Mughal Gardens, the Pari Mahal was so beautiful that it cannot be describe in words. The special attraction of the place is obviously the mesmerizing Dal Lake. The Dal Lake is so beautiful that a tourist who likes quiet places to enjoy the nature can sit beside the lake and enjoy for hours. Other attractions are obviously the Mughal Gardens. There are as much Mughal Gardens in Srinagar that one cannot remember the names at once. One of them, I remember, is the Pari Mahal. It is a palace of the time of Mughal ruling in India. One can his lunch peacefully there and enjoy the beauty of the whole Dal Lake from the garden. There is another garden named Nishat Bagh on the banks of Dal Lake, on the opposite side of the city Srinagar. One can enjoy the garden most, as I did, during the Sunset as the Sun over the Lake just cannot describe in words. There is a temple also on a high point of the city named the Shankaracharya Temple which gives you a total view of the Srinagar city, though you will have to burn quite a calorie by going upwards through stairs. Lastly the houseboats are also there to be enjoyed. I assume myself so lucky to have enjoyed the snowfall also. This was worth every penny I spent and I never thought that the Nature would pay me back in this way. For this I'm ever grateful to the nature.
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D s srivastava
  • D s srivastava
  • Lives in Noida
  • 10 Reviews

"A trip to enchanting mountains and beautiful valley a paradise on earth"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I visited Srinagar in the month of June ‘2014 along with my family. I visited Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam. We like most the Shakira ride of Dal Lake, fully snow laded Gulmarg and Sonamarg. We also enjoyed the Gondola ride (cable car) in Gulmarg. It was a fantastic experience in Gondola ride, but during the month of June due to heavy rush of tourist it took 5 hours in queue to board the Gondola. We also enjoyed shopping in houseboat especially of saffron, shilajit and Kashmiri woollen ladies shawls and suits. Besides this we purchased Kahwa a Kashmiri drink powder, walnuts, cashew nuts, Anjirs and chilgojaetc at quite reasonable rates. My daughter and wife enjoyed shooting on boat wearing in Kasmiri Poshak. We enjoyed this trip very much.
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